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Dec 10, 2013 1:40am PST
about nelson mandela, the politician, nelson mandela the moral leader. also a man of impeccable psychological insight and emotional intelligence. >> incredible. the kind of arc of his moral intelligence is rather incredible. it's rooted in practical principles but shows what motivates people. how their psychies can be damaged, but also uplifted. in that sense you've got to be a major motivator and inspirer and understand what moves your opponent, what moves your enemy, what moves your ally, and foster the alliances and allegiances necessary to make the nation stronger. i think in that sense he was a remarkable human being. >> and we said, dr. frasier, so much of that gained in prison, so much insight gained in those times in prison, were there any moments -- forgive me if you don't know the answer, but were there any moments when he feared or got close to the breaking point? >> that i don't know. but i can imagine as a human being one would. in 27 years, not just in jail, not just in the cell, but in hard labor. we forget, i think, often that he was out there breaking rocks, bre
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Dec 6, 2013 12:35am PST
on ♪ ♪ >>> tonight on a special edition of "nightline." nelson mandela. freedom fighter, leader, a symbol of racial equality. the man who changed his country and the world has died at age 95. tonight, we're live on the ground in south africa. from his long walk to freedom -- >> tonight we have only one guest, nelson mandela. >> -- "nightline" was there. >> to spend so many years at the prime of your life is a tragedy. >> how a young boxer fought his way through nearly 30 years in prison to become his country's first democratic elected president. >> he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. >> don't call me. i'll call you. >> to his magnetic sense of humor, mandela was loved by everyone. from world leaders to celebrities. when he visited the u.s., areeth that franklin sang to him. tonight she's with us sharing her special memories only on "nightline." >> this special edition of "nightline," nelson mandela, a man who changed the [s[man] no one told her,right?a. [son]hi! [mom screams] >>> this is a special edition of "nightline." nelson mandela, a man who changed the world.
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
. nelson mandela, a guiding force for millions, revered for ever changing history. >> recognize that apartheid has no future. >> he spent nearly three decades in prison, emerging to become the first black president of south africa. a father figure to his people and to millions around the globe. this morning, new reaction from every corner of the world. >> i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> right now on "america this morning," abc news remembers nelson mandela, a man who changed the world. ♪ >>> and good friday morning. people around the world are remembering nelson mandela. the global symbol of fore behrens, peace and dignity. >> here's a live picture from south africa, where people have been celebrating the former leader's life by dancing in the streets throughout the night. you see a large crowd gathering there right now. >> abc's alex marquardt is there in johannesburg, where they're still trying to come to grips with the death of an icon. >> reporter: a new day has dawned here in south africa. there's a profound sense of loss and
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Dec 10, 2013 1:05am PST
tribute to the life of nelson mandela. as you described, world leaders, they're shown on the screen from time to time. people roaring their approval as they see one after another enter the stadium. and this is a stadium that has just been filled with song. with music. the south african liberation movement was a revolution in song and there are times it feels this whole stadium is one vast choir and an excellent one as well. well. you asked about it here, you can join in, there's no question about it. it's that kind of day, despite the rain. in african tradition, i'm told rain at a funeral means the person was blessed. it's been pouring here in soweto. and there's no doubt that nelson mandela is a blessing to south africa and to the world. that's what we're seeing here. it is a thrill to be here, no question about it. through this cold and soaking rain. the spirit of the place, warming this event, without question. george? >> i think we'll hope that it rains all day long there in south africa. let's go outside the stadium, as well. alex marquardt is there. alex, 100 world leaders in that
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Dec 7, 2013 12:35am PST
started at the end ♪ >>> tonight on "nightline" -- for the ages. from nelson mandela's epic struggle to his long walk to freedom. "nightline" was there every step of the way. >> tonight, nelson mandela. >> tonight the freedom fighter you may not know. >> you were a good boxer? >> well, i do not know, that is the hardest to say. >> i am -- >> leading man. what do ebri alba, morgan freeman, danny glover, and sydney portier have in common? they all played nelson mandela on the big screen. >> and this boy's courageous journey inspired nelson mandela, and enkozi johnson, packed arenas and captured a nation's heart with his simple message. >> we are all the same. >> announcer: keep it rig i want you to be kind.ff i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to look at the chart before you say hi...david. i want you to return my emails. i want you to keep me doing this for another sixty years. at kaiser permanente, we want you to choose the doctor that's right for you. find your perfect match at kp.o
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Dec 6, 2013 1:40am PST
africa needs to advance on in order to realize the society that nelson mandela had in mind for south africa. i got to tell you, being in south africa, the folks there, from all different colors, all different backgrounds, all different socio-economic levels, they're talking about these things and really feel like together they will be able to do so much more. >> abc's lana zak, thank you so much. >> the coverage of nelson mandela's life and death does not end here. see how his story influenced pop culture and moviemakers later in this half-hour. >>> another major headline this morning, the investigation into the shooting of an american teacher in libya. ronnie smith gunned down while jogging at a u.s. consulate in benghazi. his murder comes days after al qaeda called for libyan attacks on u.s. interests. smith's wife and son returned to the u.s. for the holidays. he was set to join them next week. >>> a wicked storm slamming the nation this morning is far from over. a treacherous mix of snow and sleet crippling the south central u.s., blanketing arkansas, oklahoma and tennessee. here
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Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
for watching. we appreciate your ♪ >>> this is "world news." tonight nelson mandela, his struggle and strength healed a nation and changed a world. >> i stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant. >> from a tiny prison cell, he rallied millions against racism and injustice. his long walk to freedom a beacon of hope for generations. >> nothing will stop our date with destiny. >> tonight, the world mourns the passing of an icon. >>> and a good evening to al you. we welcome you to a special edition of "world news," beginning with breaking news. a titan of the century has died. nelson mandela, the man who taught the modern world you can transform anger into hope. he was 95 and it's not that his death was a surprise but his life continues to astonish us in a master class in living the possibility of a better world. he spent 27 years in prison for his belief in freedom, equality and emerged with a message of generosity toward his oppressors. we have reaction from around the world tonight. first "good morning america" anger robin roberts who has traveled to south afri
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
are remembering nelson mandela, a man who changed this world. president obama saying just hours ago he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. at 95, his death not a surprise, but the lessons of his life still reverbrating around the globe, that long walk to freedom, brimming with humility, resilient, a determination to forgive. and there has been a huge outpouring of emotion, reaction from around the world tonight, our team there starting with abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran who joins us right now from london. terry? >> reporter: it is a profound moment for south africa and really for the world, the marking of the passing of this remarkable man and of the end of an era in human grace and dignity. in south africa itself, in the neighborhood which was a segregated township where nelson mandela lived before he went to prison for 27 years and where he went home to. there is a combination of mourning, of sorrow and celebration and gratitude, people gathering outside of his home and dancing, celebrating the life of nelson mandela. reaction pouring in from around the w
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Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
. ♪ >>> and this morning, the world celebrates the life of nelson mandela. >> we have never doubted in our mind, even during the darkest hours of our struggle, that eventually we would win. >> he calls himself an ordinary man who became a leader because of extraordinary circumstances. >> sometimes it's calls for a nation to be great. let your greatness blossom. >> this morning, his life, his legacy. >> as long as injustice exists in our world, none of us can truly rest. >> we talk to the people whose lives he touched. this is a special edition of "good morning america," remembering nelson mandela, a man who changed the world. >>> we do say good morning, everyone. and we are celebrating the life of one of the most remarkable men in history. he has been called the apostle of reconciliation. a leader who inspired so many, with his own fight for freedom and justice for all. we have so many pictures that we're going to share with you. this, outside of his home in south africa. crowds gathering all around the world. tributes pouring in from around the globe this morning. >> 95 years old. a monum
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Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
and dancing in the streets to celebrate the beloved leader they called madiba, nelson mandela, his life and legacy. >> mandela is peace. >> mandela is freedom. >> mandela is hope. >> the man who transformed a nation and inspired the world. david muir with the first lady on her cherished moment with mandela. >> what did you say to him? >> i just said thank you, thank you. thank you. >> robin roberts and the mandela family, the private man behind the legend. >> he likes to gossip. >> the story you haven't heard about his 27 years behind bars. one on one with the white jailer, who became his most unlikely friend. and the inspiring story behind the hit movie, the gamble played out on a rugby field that would unite black and white. >> i don't think i've seen so many grown men on the rugby field crying. >> tonight the humility. >> he said what is the subject of today's show. >> the humor, and the young estrogeneration he inspired, to imagine. as we celebrate nelson mandela, a man who changed the world. here now david muir. and robin roberts. >> good evening, his long walk has come to an
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
>> remembering nelson mandela, the revered south african leader is being mounted in the bay area and around the world. we are learning new details of the ten day mourn period underway. >> breaking news, half a dozen people are out of their homes after an early morning fire. who is reaching out to help them. >> thank you for joining us at 6:00. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. >> we have a light at the end of the tunnel, no quit so cold as it was, two to five degrees warmer around the bay and one or two in the east bay, but, city, chilly in the north bay at zero to three degrees cooler than yesterday with 22 in napa and 25 in novato and the upper 20's around concord and san ramon and 30 in antioch and livermore and the mid-to-upper 30's from san jose up both bay shorelines to oakland and 42 in san francisco and freezing cold at 32 in half moon bay. from our tower you can see how clean it is and the next 12 hours, 22 to 39 under sun, and 46 to 50 at noon, and high clouds roll in at 4:00, and 46 to 52 and get ready for lit hours during the early evening with temperatures in th
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Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
belongs to the ages. >> nelson mandela. revolutionary, president, prisoner. and prophet. >> sometimes, it falls bonn a generation to be great. let your greatness blossom. >> this morning, how he transformed our world. the lessons for our politics today. and a look back at his remarkable interview with ted koppel, just days after leaving prison. >> to spend 27 years, at the prime of your life, is a trag y tragedy. >> then -- >> we can't survive -- >> from wendy's to the white house. america debates inequality, growth, and fairness. we tackle it with two key senators, plus james carville and mary matalin join our powerhouse round table. right here, this sunday morning. >>> from abc news, "this week" with george stephanopoulos starts right now. >>> hello, again. in south africa today, preparations for the most massive memorial service in memory. pope francis, four american presidents, the dalai lama and dozens of world leaders will be there tuesday to pay tribute to a giant of our time. we'll reflect on nelson mandela this morning. first, let's go to chief foreign correspondent terry moran.
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Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
leaders and joyous south africans are gathering in the rain to honor the late nelson mandela. president obama led a delegation that includes former presidents bill clinton, george w. beneficiary, and jimmy carter. he eulogized the south african president an hour ago comparing delaware to ghandi and martin luther king and, also, abraham lincoln and recalled how he influenced him decades ago. >> over 30 years ago while still a student i learned of nelson mandela and the struggles taking place if this beautiful land and it stirred something in me. it won't be up to my responsibility to others and myself, and set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. >> an impressive mix of royalty, statesman and celebrities in attendance with a list running in afghan president karzai to zimbabwe's president. >> in san francisco, firefighters are watching for flareups and keep an eye on the folk at a huge trash collection. highway 101 and candlestick park, matt is on the scene. >> the smoke is billowing out. firefighters have breathing apparatus on rotating in and out of the building because
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
injuries the fire department sont scene. >> bay area leaders remembering late nelson mandela tonight. one is the reverend cecil williams of glide foundation. williams was arrested in an antiapartheid rally at cal demanding uc divest from south africa. mandela said the movement helped quicken the end of the white minority rule. >> liberation of course. the people who are poor, and outside of the concern. and so, being that kind of person of course, i said we've lost greatest liberator that i've ever known. >> now ron dellums sponsored antipart eyed act of 1984 the house and senate overrode president reagan's veelto of the act. the first in the 20th century. after this law, divestment began in earnest. >> president obama and first lady will travel to south after rick why for mandela's memorial service as will former presidents bill clinton and george w. bush. careen travers reports. >> he will be remembered for the way he led his dignity. >> crowds gathered outside of the home where mandela passed away. there were tears and prayers. there is also singing and dancing. details have been annou
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Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
to attend the memorial for nelson mandela with a moving tribute president obama paid to the leader. >> the federal hearing into asiana flight 214 crash at sfo scheduled to get underway right now is postponed. we will tell you why. >> good morning at 6:00. we start the morning with bart news. >> service between san francisco and dublin is moving normally now at this hour after passengers faced early morning delays. amy hollyfield has more on what is happening from the east bay. amy? >> kristen, more bart problems. what happened was there was a power outage at the daly city station and no train could get from the city to dublin and this station here in san leandro became a key player in this problem. they were bringing passengers here and they were taking them to dublin. so, it cause some delays and it was a round about way to get from one point to another and now the power is back on and life is returning to normal on bart but it will take time to get back to normal so expect residual delays. you have a bigger problem if you are just about to leave the house. >> there are residual p
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Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
more than 50 world leaders will arrive to honor nelson mandela. that number growing. president obama leaving on air force one tomorrow night with the first lady, of course, who met mandela with her daughters. the obamas have invited former president george w. bush and laura bush to travel them. the bushes have said they will. former president clinton and hillary clinton making the trip, as will former president jimmy carter, too. tonight, we learned queen elizabeth, who met mandela a number of times, has asked that her son prince charles attend in her place. and on this sunday in south africa, a day of prayer. and word from one of nelson mandela's daughters, during his final days. abc's byron pitts is there. >> reporter: this sunday was soaked in symbolism. the former township, once the epicenter of the anti-apartheid movement. grief and gratitude stretched across generations. he spoke for a nation. >> i'm here today, he fought for our freedom. if it wasn't for him, we wouldn't be here. we wouldn't be having all the things that we have. >> reporter: for nelson mandela's memorial serv
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
nation has departed. our nation has lost it's greatest son. >> nelson mandela died today at age 95. his family was by his side. the announcement came from south africa's president. his struggle against apartheid made him a global symbol of human rights. good afternoon, everybody, i'm larry beil. he died of complications from a recurring lung infection. we have a look back at the legacy. >> born in 1918, nelson mandela was the son of a tribal chief. he was living under apartheid that led to oppression of the majority. black south africans mandela made the fight for his country his cause. in 1964 he paid the price with freedom, sentenced to life in prison. >> i have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society. for which i am prepared to die. >> with mandela in chains south africans found a new rallying cry. free mandela came synonymous with demands for a free south africa. the president declerk released mandela. in the name of peace. >> he was embraced by his people and the world and became a nobel peace prize recipient and was elected president in the first free election. a
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Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
to nelson mandela and world leaders from across the globe descending on south africa, including american presidents past and present. today president and mrs. obama were seen boarding air force one and on board a kind of presidential car pool. former first lady, secretary hillary clinton and laura bush and former president george w. bush. on board the group sharing memories of mandela as all eyes turned toward johannesburg and the service now just hours away. abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran is there. >> reporter: doves released into the skies outside nelson mandela's home today, a fitting tribute for a great man of peace. in johannesburg, meanwhile, it was all business. workers prepping the fnb stadium, capacity 94,000, for the massive memorial service taking place here tomorrow. security preparations are intense, and with good reason. the world has never seen a gathering of leaders like this one. flying in from more than 90 countries, from argentina to pakistan, trinidad to china, including four u.s. presidents, obama, who has been chosen to speak tomorrow and thr
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Dec 10, 2013 4:00am PST
>>> making news in america this morning, a tribute for nelson mandela gets under way overnight. a joyful crowd in the streets. so is our team with all the angles. >>> winter wallop again. snow affecting millions of people today. hundreds of flights already canceled. >>> campus chaos. a snowball fight turns into folly. gets some members of the football team in trouble. >>> extreme seesaw. wild, must-see fashion. >>> and good morning. it's a day of sadness and celebration in south africa. >> thousands have gathered in the cold at a damp soccer stadium outside of johannesburg to say good-bye to nelson mandela. >> nearly 100 leaders from across the world are joining there to pay respects. >> reporter: it's a surprisingly cold, blustery day here at fnb stadium. the memorial service is due to get under way shortly. it's a fes tiff atmosphere. lots of dancing and singing. this weather has certain limb pacted the numbers. they were expecting a sellout crowd here. now they'll be lucky to fill the stadium, let alone the spillover stadiums they've prepared. some names of those coming, the 91
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Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
drenching rain. tens of thousands singing, dancing, and screaming nelson mandela's name. >> nelson mandela, viva. >> the memorial service at the stadium in johannesburg, with 94 ,000 seat soccer facility is where nelson mandela made the final appearance in 2010 and together a grateful world gathered to say good by. >> remember him for the righteousness which he has continue. >> despite the security concerns people streamed into the stadium unchecked by metal detectors, world dignitaries including four united states presidents, obama, bush, clinton and carter. president obama honored his legacy. >> delaware taught us the power of action and he taught us the power of ideas. the response of reason. and argument. the need to study not only those who you agree with but, also, those who you don't agree with. >> more than 90 countries flew in representatives from argentina to pakistan to trinidad to china. on the streets of south africa memorials large and paul for a man who triumphs over apartheid. >> we can try but we must celebrate the life of a great leader. >> after today's memorial,
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
behind for the world and bay area. >> dan, nelson mandela felt he had a true connection with san francisco and the bay area. and you're right. others would follow. it was called celebration sunday. 58,000,000 packed to see, and hear nelson mandela. he came to the bay area with a message of thanks and hope. people of oakland and bay area have given me and and hope to continue the struggle. >> that was a moment of sheer joy. for the community and i think the coliseum was full, every seat standing room only. state senator was one of these on stage that day. now, the executive director of the training center which trains minorities and women for jobs in construction. >> beautiful person and lived life to the fullest. >> the east bay was at the fore front of the movement in the u.s. students pushing for investment. and long shoremen refused to unload south african goods. before protests, parishioners were writing checks. >> my church directed the first sign in this city, protesting apartheid back in the 1980s. >> the bay area stop was a fitting finale and the appeal of a man who spent
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
african government is preferring funeral ceremonies for nelson mandela who died at the age of 1995. people are flocking to his home all night. the current president zum. a just stopped by. the united nations paused for a moment of silence following word of his death. we this were words of tribute from president obama. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. it falls to us as best we can to follow the example he set. >> memorial grew outside the embassy in washington with ten official days of mourning. people are sharing their memories of nelson mandela on our facebook payment -- page. >> now if san rafael the red cross is helping six people displaced by a house fire find shell december that break out on a home before 3:00 this morning. a dog and two turtles inside the home were okays as well, this morning. >> the police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man found lying on the street. police have identified the victim and released this photo of him. according to investigators, officers found rodriguez suffering from a wound if vallejo yesterd
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Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
and reflection to remember the former president, nelson mandela. it's the start of a series of events that will lead up to a massive funeral in one week. byron pitts is there. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the wave of humanity continues here, despite the threat of rain in this, the rainy season in south africa. people continue to show up by the hundreds. each day we see the rainbow that is the new south africa. people of all religions, all colors, all united in their affection for this one man, nelson mandela. nelson mandela was not a particularly religious man. today in churches and houses of worship across south africa, prayers and songs for the man who had an abiding faith in the human spirit and in his nation, to move beyond apartheid. >> to keep his legacy going, we need to keep living what he's set out for us. >> he was a hero. he fought for us. he suffered for the whole world. >> reporter: the mood here remains more celebratory than somber. overnight, the family spokesman spoking to the media frp the first time, with mandela's grandson close by. >> in our hearts and so
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Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
celebrating the life of nelson mandela. a hero who spent nearly three decades of his life in prison, fighting to end apartheid, only to lead the country itself upon his release. dignitaries from around the world will be arriving to take for his memorial and funeral. and abc's byron pitts is outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. byron? >> reporter: it's a bit loud here on the street outside of mr. mandela's home. people singing songs and chants from the movement mr. mandela lead here decades ago. all day long here, a steady stream of humanity, as people have shown up, sometimes entire families. here, we show their last respect to the man this entire nation so adored. as the world mourns the death of nelson mandela through song, dance and tears, details about his grand state funeral are coming out. >> we should all work together to organize the most befitting funeral. >> reporter: beginning tomorrow with a national day of prayer and reflection, for south africa. with an official service on tuesday in johannesburg, where thousands are expected to gather at the fnb stadium, the
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Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
african president nelson mandela passed away yesterday at 95. the fight against racial and political segregation made him an icon for freedom. it is at 9:00 at night in south africa and petroleum -- people are gathering out his home to sing and pray and honor the leader. we have the latest on the memorial and funeral services. >> plans are set for the farewell to nelson mandela. >> we should all work together to organize the most fitting funeral for this outstanding son of our country and the father of the nation. >> on sunday, south africa will remember him during a national day of rare and reflection. on tuesday they gather for a memorial service at a 90,000 seat stadium. the body will lie in state for three days before he is laid to rest december 15th. today across south africa, large crowds gathered to remember delaware's -- nelson mandela's triumph over apartheid. >> from indiana, to new york, to washington, dc, americans paid their respects to south africa's first black president. >> it is a sense for me of my boys can have the opportunity to do a lot more things. >>
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Dec 6, 2013 4:30am PST
remembering nelson mandela the former south african president and noble laureate died yesterday at the age 95 at his home in south africa. now, he changed the worldst. >> he sure did. nelson mandela's death was announced last night in south africa with so many waking up learning that their beloved leader is gone. >> this morning, the world is mourning the loss of an icon. outside, nelson mandela's home, they sang and danced all night. >> we celebrate what he has achieved and given us. >> his body was moved to a military hospital hours after he died. >> the tributes or pouring in for the man who defeated the apartheid system. americans are paying their respects from indiana to harlem, new york, to brooklyn. >> he was strong. >> in washington, dc, people gathered at the statue out of the south african embassy. >> it is a sense of my boys can have the opportunity to do a lot are month things. >> president obama attending a hanukah reception at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and courage and home and sought to bring abou
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Dec 7, 2013 1:05am PST
extended family. >> nelson mandela said your son was an icon. >> he was, yep. totally. i'm any soap sorry he never saw this. yeah, i think we would be quite proud. >> i'm david muir, for "nightline." >> a small boy with an enormous legacy. our thanks to david muir. thank you for watching abc news. tune in to "good morning america" tomorrow. and as always, we're online at abc news.com. have of a wonderful and peaceful weekend. good night. ♪ ♪ breaking stories. the man held captive in north korea and a free man. >> here at home, as wet weather moves in several homes are flooded tonight after a watermain break. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama dates. >> the watermain broke at the top of 7 hills drive. >> alan wang is there live for us tonight. alan, what a mess. >> yeah, dan and ama, this is one of the homes that was caught in the flood of water that came cascading down from the top of the hill. about the only thing firefighters could do is take what they could and dig trenches to divert the water. let me show you what it looked like shortly after the call came in around 7:00 tonight. it
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Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
are on the way to south africa to pay their respects to nelson mandela. now the latest on the other world leaders headed for johannesburg and a final tribute. >> the week long farewell to nelson mandela is underway in south africa. >> this is the spit of the people around the world and here in south africa in the streets and townships and suburbs, people are united, holding hands, helping each other. >> president obama and first lady departed washington if south africa joined by george w. bush and his wife laura, and former secretary of state, hick. tomorrow's event is held in the soccer stadium where mandela made the last public appearance at the world cup closing ceremony in 2010. the world literally is coming to south africa. 91 heads of state and government, ten former heads of state, and dozens of other v.i.p.'s will join 90,000 regular south africans eager to pay were ares to the man who healed a nation and changed history. security will be tight. flight restrictions and thousands of police officers will be on duty at the stadium. crowds continue to gather outside his home. st
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
celebrating the life of nelson mandela. a hero who spent nearly three decades of his life in prison. dignitaries from around the world will be arriving to take part in his funeral. and byron pitts is in jo hons hansburg. >> reporter: all day long here, a steady stream of humanity, as people have shown up, sometimes entire families. here, we show their last respect for the man this entire nation so adored. as the world mourns the death of nelson mandela through song, dance and tears, details about his grand staged funeral are coming out. >> we all work together to organize the most befitting funeral. >> reporter: beginning tomorrow with a national day of prayer and reflection, for south africa. with an official service on tuesday in johannesburg, where thousands are expected to gather at the fnb stadium, the same stadium where mandela made his last appearance during the 2010 world cup. the services are expected to be the largest in generations, with prominent leaders and dignitaries across the globe attending. including president obama and the first lady, who travel to south africa n
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
grief. south africa's memorials for nelson mandela. the remembrances far and wide as president obama and other world leaders head to johannesburg. >>> stunning announcement from singer susan boyle who captivated the world with her humble roots and winning voice. ♪ i dreamed a dream in time gone by ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> private diagnosis and why she's decided to make it public. it is monday, december 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good monday morning, everybody. how was your commute in? >> it actually wasn't so terrible. i know i'm one of the lucky ones. what was the west churning has hit us now. >> philadelphia really got bombed where i am on the jersey shore not too far away, maybe 90 minutes away, got six inches. it is wintertime. >> you are closer to the water than i am. i probably got three inches. still bad. >> let's talk about the wicked stuff out there. we begin with then storm that moved to the east coast, heavy snow and ice that triggered deadly pileups and a nightmare for air travelers, as we
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Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
is more still to come tonight at pauses to remember nelson mandela. >> and members of a boys choir chosen to perform a prominent role in washington. >> families of newtown, connecticut prepare for the annivers >>> cruise are racing to find sich people missing in the freezing nevada wilderness the couple and four children twoent play in the snow but never returned. temperatures dropped below 0. it's happening about 100 miles northeast of reno the 34-year-old, his girlfriend and four kids from 10 to 3 years old are all related >> in just hours a huge memorial getting underway to celebrate the life of nelson mandela. president and mrs. obama boarded air force one today for the flight and riding with them, former president george w. bush and his wife, laura and former secretary of state hillary clinton. bill clinton will meet them there. jimmy carter arrived and oakland congress woman barbara lee is part of the under the circumstances -- u.s. congressional gel del investigation. here is a look at the schedule of the events in south africa. >> this is where the big public memorial will
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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
: meet the southern sheriff refusing to fly his flag at half staff in honor of nelson mandela. >> in this morning, a diet dilemma, sales of low-calorie sodas are plunging and the health concerns leading to ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. [ female announcer ] at 100 calories, not all food choices add up. some are giant. some not so giant. when managing your weight, bigger is always better. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant tomato florentine soup, it took a little time to get it just right. [ ding ] ♪ but finally, it happened. perfection. at progresso, we've got a passion for quality, because you've got a passion for taste. to those who've been waiting welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage, and nobod
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Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
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Dec 7, 2013 4:30pm PST
first time, nelson mandela family reacts publicly to his passing. also, a reported decision by the sonoma sheriff's department is ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday [ music playing ] >> as darkness fell, mourners celebrated the life of former south african president nelson mandela outside his home in johannesburg today, tributes mounted on the sidewalk
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Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
the fast moving storm all weekend long. but we move on next tonight to nelson mandela. and today his life, his unconquerable spirit celebrated around the world. on the shores of india, a tribute. and children in pakistan holding a candle light vigil, joy on the streets of new york. and in washington, one little boy waving his hand in the shadow of his hero. the preparations for mandela's memorial service are underway in south africa tonight. abc's alex marquardt is there. >> reporter: south africa awoke today to a new life without mandela. alongside tears, there have been nationwide celebrations, like tonight in soweto township, to honor the spirit of the man who united this country. outside mandela's house today 18 year olds shovan and temelo told us they came to say thank you. >> if it wasn't for mandela we wouldn't be friends. >> really? you feel like he brought you together? >> he brought the whole country together. >> reporter: in soweto we met 92-year-old kate modikwane who met mandela in 1949 and hosted him for dinners right here at this table. >> he used to come here and sit
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Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
africa tonight we're hearing from nelson mandela's family for the first time now saying these last few days have not been easy. they know there are more difficult days ahead. they added they are humbled by the messages of condolence and support. tonight we learned more about the american presidents, who will travel to south africa. of course, president obama will be among the mourners along with mrs. obama who met mandela shortly after becoming first lady. president bush and laura bush have been invited to travel with the obamas, and former president clinton and hillary clinton will travel to the tribute for nelson mandela. from south africa we hear from one of his friends who described those final visits with the man he revered. abc's byron pitts from outside mandela's home. >> reporter: nowhere has admiration for nelson mandela been stronger, expressed more passionately than a few feet from his doorstep outside his home where the beloved statesman took his last breath. >> by singing and dancing, it's a way of showing our appreciation. >> he represents this country. >> reporter: nelso
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Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
tribute for nelson mandela was underway in johannesburg with a joyful crowd dancing in the stadium as president obama honored the legacy. our reporter has more on the celebration for a man who changed the world. >> the world descended on johannesburg to celebrate the life of nelson mandela. tens thousands singing and dancing in a downpour. that is a sign in after a. >> when it rains it means your goals are welcoming you. >> four united states presidents, obama, bush, chip ton -- clinton and carter, joins 94,000 in the soccer. president obama greeted cuban leader raul castro, coming together to honor the man that south africa called madiba. and madiba would give voice to the claims of the oppressed like martin luther king. >> his lifelong fight for freedom is remembered through song. ♪ madiba >> and prayer. >> we beseech you in your great loving kindness, the soul of nelson mandela. >> three of his grandchild took the stage. amen, women, and children side-by-side, dreaming the same dream. >> residents of his home village watched the memorial live on tv. the former president will b
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Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela and crowds of people condition to gather outside his home since news of the foam antiapartheid leaders tough death broke. president and mrs. obama will attend the new jersey memorial service along with former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and majority. it will be held at the stadium where mandela made the final public appearance at the 2010 world cup and will lie in state if three days in the capital before he is finally laid to rest after a state funeral next sunday. >> back in the bay area, a book of condoleents for nelson mandela's family be available starting today at the san francisco city hall if people to sign. a memorial book will be available at the memorial park in san mateo county and champion of the chimes locations in oakland and hayward. you can sign the book from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until the end of the month planning to send the books to nelson mandela's family in south africa. >> we are learning of the veteran held captive in north korea if a if -- for a month. the 85-year-old is at a local home. he came
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> and the local kids that will be taking center stage in a major celebration for nelson mandela. no less. >> and taking a look at san mateo bridge. this is the toll plaza a six dr cash pile up shut down 2 eastbound lanes explaining why traffic on the left side of the screen is light now. these cars have to make it around that wreck, first. stay with us. to those who've been denied ewelcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. >>> garth brooks had big secret to share with good morning america this morning. >> well, since it's you, since we've had a history forever, let's announce it. >> okay. okay. >> we're going on a world tour in 2014. >> the 52-year-old was on the morning show to promote his album and tv special. the singer among the best selling album artist of all time. he retired from recording and performing in 2000 before letting the cat out of the bag he first joked it would be a wheelchair and a walker tour kind of thing. >> he puts on a fantastic show. result s are in and a popu
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Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
largest gathering of world leaders ever. over 100 heads of state, joining nelson mandela's family and thousands of south africans. >> his struggle was your struggle. his triumph was your triumph. your dignity and your hope found expression in his life. and your freedom, your democracy, is his cherished legacy. >> reporter: just as mandela brought his country together, his memorial began with a coming together of religions, during an interfaith prayer. >> he, too, transcended his personal pain and years of suffering, to forgive and to embrace his brothers and sisters, who inflicted so much pain on him. >> to madiba for his selfless efforts, salvaging the nation and leading it to the path of peace, reconciliation and harmony. >> reporter: then, a song to nelson mandela. ♪ nelson mandela >> reporter: 3 of mandela's 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, took the stage to honor their grandfather. >> the tree that towers above the rest is broken by the wind. child of the wind. of the land. child that dreams of a future where black and white, rich and poor, men, women and children,
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Dec 6, 2013 1:05am PST
king. >> nelson mandela considered by many to be the last great freedom drugler of the 20th century. lisa, abc 7 news. >> hundreds of people have been gathered outside mandela home in johannesburg for hours dancing and singing in mandela memory. many brought flowers flag and candles. streets blocked off to allow people to mourn yes but also celebrate his life. now people are sharing the memory of nelson mandela on our facebook page. leave your thought at facebook.com slash abc 7 news. >> new tonight at 11:00. san jose state taking the first step toward addressing what prosecutors call a hate crime against a black student. university has appointed cordel retired judge to head task force that will investigate what happened and recommend ways to ensure san jose state is a welcoming community. student protestors demand action from ask leaders following the he have las vegas that what it students tormented black roommate for week in the dorm room snapping a bicycle lock around his neck. >> east bay rpolice say park police say 3 richmond teenager raped 2 girls after getting them so drunk
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
week to nelson mandela with other world leaders >> gas prices have got up three cents a gallon according to the new survey putting the national average for a gallon of regular at $3.29, nearly ten cents less than a yearing a at this time. california above average price rose four cents to $3.5 a gallon and the cheapest gas in the lower 48 is in tulsa, oklahoma, where drivers pay $2.84 a gallon and the most expensive gas is not in the bay area but in los angeles, $3.61. >> butterflies are the latest political target in san francisco, the commission on the environment approved a resolution urging the toy been releasing but the for flies at weddings saying they are animals to be respected and should not be used add decorations. mop arcs are the most sought after for ceremonies. supporters are concerned the butterflies could damage native species. >> a start-up is looking to invent the incredible edible egg without the "egg." the san francisco start-up backed by bill gates is scouring the planet for plants to replace chicken eggs from cookies to omelets to french toast and first an
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Dec 7, 2013 6:00am PST
when we return. >> lisa, thank you. also neck, remembering nelson mandela. the tributes both here and in south africa. and the bat kid returns. the san francisco giants player he inspired and the challenge that all-star pitcher is ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. did not. yes you did. [ male announcer ] find some peace this holiday. get an 8 piece meal, any recipe, with a dozen cookies baked in-restaurant. the kfc festive feast. that's a lot for just $19.99! today tastes so good. at kaiser permanente we've9.99! reduced serious heart attacks by 62%, which makes days with grandpa jack 100% more possible. join us at kp.org and thrive. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday >>> the search for a missing bay area pilot and his family has been scaled back in idaho. an executive dale smith and four family membe
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
king. >> nelson mandela considered by many to be the last great freedom drugler of the 20th century. lisa, abc 7 news. >> hundreds of people have been gathered outside mandela home in johannesburg for hours dancing and singing in mandela memory. many brought flowers flag and candles. streets blocked off to allow people to mourn yes but also celebrate his life. now people are sharing the memory of nelson mandela on our facebook page. leave your thought at facebook.com slash abc 7 news. >> new tonight at 11:00. san jose state taking the first step toward addressing what prosecutors call a hate crime against a black student. university has appointed cordel retired judge to head task force that will investigate what happened and recommend ways to ensure san jose state is a welcoming community. student protestors demand action from ask leaders following the he have las vegas that what it students tormented black roommate for week in the dorm room snapping a bicycle lock around his neck. >> east bay regional park police say 3 richmond teenager raped 2 girls after getting them so drunk the
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Dec 10, 2013 12:35am PST
>>> this is an abc news special report. "remembering nelson mandela." a man who changed the world. now reporting, george stephanopoulos. >> what a life we come to celebrate this morning. we are joining you because the eyes of the world are on south africa this morning. leaders of hundreds of countries, tens of thousands of south africans there to pay tribute and celebrate of life of their former president, father of their country, freedom fighter and apostle of reconciliati reconciliation. the man who for so many was the most inspirational figure of our time, nelson mandela. the stadium in johannesburg this morning. it is a cold morning, chilly morning, a lot of rain going on. it has held down the crowd but not their spirits this morning. you see them singing, they've been singing there for hours. the memorial service about to begin. a little over three years ago in that very stadium, mr. mandela would make what was one of his last appearances there at the world cup. smiling, cheering. that day would end in tragedy. he lost his granddaughter in a traffic accident on that week and he wa
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Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
right. thank you. >>> also next, remembering nelson mandela. we'll have the tributes here and in south africa. >>> and the bat kid returns. the san francisco giants player he inspired and the challenge that all-star pitcher is now to those whoworried...... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com or call 1-800-752-6631. >>> welcome back, everyone. glad you're with us on this saturday morning and glad to bring you live pictures of snow, yeah, live sky 7 hd above mt. hamilton. that always a very white image but now look below on the ground. all of that snow. that just falling in the last several hours. that's 22 degrees on mt. hamilton right now. gorgeous wintry sight for us this morning. >>> the search for a missing bay area pilot and his family is scaled back in idaho. silicon valley executive dale smith and fou
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
madiba. a week-long tribute in south africa for nelson mandela gets under way. the farewell will include president obama and former u.s. presidents. >>> newlywed murder. a trial set to begin today for a young bride accused of pushing her new husband off the cliff. as new details in this case emerge. >> edge of the world. no harness, no safety net. a daredevil takes his handstand to new heights. >>> and good monday morning. we begin with snow-covered runways and roadways following a wintry storm that seemed to catch people offguard. >> and it's not over yet. a look at the radar there. after a day of snow and ice, the slow-moving system still stretching from the deep south all the way up to maine. >> and this is what it did overnight in the northern suburbs of new york city, icy roads contributed to this nasty multi-car pileup in yonkers. it sent 40 people to the hospital. no one was killed. >>> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled today across the country. a number that's sure to grow. here's a live look at philadelphia's international airport where more than eight inches of
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Dec 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
service on tuesday. in the bay area there will be a book for people to pay tribute to nelson mandela, starting tomorrow in oakland, san mateo and hayward, on wednesday there will be a civic memorial at city hall in san francisco. >> a pg&e worker is being treated for minor burns after a job-related accident. he was responding to a power outage. the worker was trying to put a transformer in a box. the transformer failed and he suffered burns to his hands and face. other crews rye placed the transformer. power was returned by noon. >> how a california man got a jump on ringing in the new year. plus, holiday parade too hot to handle. what investigators say caused this float inferno. temperatures are dropping out there tonight. we'll find out how much longer this cold snap will last. thosed ewelcome to covered california. now, you can no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. >> a spectator took this video of a holiday parade float that burst into flames last night in virginia beach. firefighters were able to douse the flame thursday ten minut
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Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
with a look at tonight's plummeting temperatures. also, mourning nelson mandela and the delegation heading to south africa next week. and how to avoid getting sick over the holidays while traveling. and he is back. his return visit to san francisco and how this will help other ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday on sunday in south africa and today we learned that president obama and former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter will attend a tuesday memorial service for nelson mandela in johannnesburg. this as family and friends remember the former leader of south africa. >> this represents the country. >> nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. on tuesday a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 905,000 people packed -- 95,000 people packed in the stadium. the former presiden
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